Catch Me if You Can – ECB Reports on Cash and COVID

A new report published last month – ‘Catch Me (If You Can): Assessing the Risk of SARS-CoV-2 Transmission via Euro Cash’ – by the European Central Bank (ECB) sought to answer key questions such as, how long do coronaviruses remain infectious on banknotes and coins? Is it possible to become infected through contact with cash?

COVID-19 - August 27, 2021 midnight

IACA Awards for COVID Measures

The International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA) 2021 award scheme, which recognises the measures developed by organisations across the currency community to deal with, respond to and mitigate the impacts of COVID, has received eight nominations.

COVID-19 - July 30, 2021 midnight

Before, During and After the Pandemic – Measures Taken, Lessons Learned

I have had the dubious pleasure of having been part of G+D’s global Corona crisis team for the past 15 months, during which time I have had the chance to gain live insight into what has been happening with the more than 11,500 people at the more than 50 sites of our company group worldwide and at our customer sites in almost all countries on this planet during the crisis.

COVID-19 - June 29, 2021 midnight

Markets Gain as Confidence Returns

This is now the sixth Industry Watch, covering 18 months, where COVID-19 has been the main factor influencing market values and trends, both directly and indirectly.

Companies - June 29, 2021 midnight

Imagining the Currency of the Future

The think-tank CashEssentials in collaboration with Wipplay, a community platform dedicated to photography, is back this year for its fourth photo contest, this time inviting participants to focus on imaging the future through the medium of currency.

Free - June 29, 2021 midnight

The Paradoxical Development of the Usage of Cash: a Global Update

The lockdowns and travel restrictions caused by the pandemic have had a great influence on retail shopping and payment habits. Besides the increase in online shopping, the growing use of contactless and mobile payments media have decreased the use of cash in transactions. Several recent payment studies confirm these developments.

Studies-Reports - June 29, 2021 midnight